Iraqi Security Forces Battle Jihadist Militants

Security forces
in Iraq are battling militants from the Al Qaeda-linked Islamic
State of Iraq and the Levant in Ramadi and Fallujah in the Anbar
province, the latest example of the
increased violence
Iraq has been experiencing. 

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Special forces in Iraq are fighting jihadist militants who have
reportedly taken over swathes of two cities.

The clashes with fighters from the al-Qaeda linked Islamic State
of Iraq and the Levant (ISIS) are taking place in Fallujah and

Both cities are in the province of Anbar where Sunni militant
activity has been on the rise.

On Monday the security forces broke up a long-running Sunni
anti-government protest camp in Ramadi.

A senior police officer was quoted as saying ISIS fighters had
seized at least 10 police stations and had freed a number of

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